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Informal for a stock or other security that has dropped in price over a given period. For example, if a stock opens at $5 and closes at $4.45, it is said to be a decliner for that trading day.


Stocks that have dropped, or fallen, in value over a particular period are described as decliners. If more stocks decline than advance, or go up in value, over the course of a trading day, the financial press reports that decliners led advancers.

The indexes that track the market may decline as well. If decliners dominate for a period of time, the market may also be described as bearish.

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In a number of countries, established referral networks of providers are collapsing as leading family planning NGOs downsize and struggle to cope with budget cuts and rapidly declining stocks of contraceptive supplies.
These include dead and dying red gum forests, declining stocks of native fish and migratory birds, and round the clock dredging to keep the mouth of the river open and prevent irreversible damage to the Ramsar-listed Coorong wetlands.
The proposals call for a total ban for an unlimited time on catching cod in a bid to protect declining stocks.
Declining stocks led advancers by a 3-to-2 ratio on the NYSE.
Entering the spring and summer months, the refining industry is reaping the benefits of higher gasoline demand and rapidly declining stocks.
The advancers outnumbered declining stocks easily on the Tadawul (market); as for 80 percent stocks that gained, 12 percent ended lower and 8 percent remained unchanged.
On the First Section, declining stocks outnumbered advancing ones 1,134 to 386, with 150 others ending the morning unchanged.
The S&P 500 gave up only a small amount of Monday's more than 4 percent gain, though declining stocks outpaced advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2 to 1.
Defra and the Welsh Assembly Government have introduced this bylaw - which makes it an offence for anglers to sell rod-caught salmon or sew in - in order to help the declining stocks.
The rise in oil prices comes amid fears over declining stocks, a weak dollar and recent geopolitical troubles, including in oil-producing Nigeria.
The record high came a day after oil prices touched the EUR100 level amid fears over declining stocks, a weak dollar and recent geopolitical troubles, including in oil-producing Nigeria.
The drop in stock prices was widespread, with declining stocks beating advancing ones by almost 4-to-1 on the New York Stock Exchange.